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Otter Claus

Brewed by Otter
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Honiton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Seasonal - Winter. Also available bottled.

We firmly believe that one particularly good beer is better than a bucketful of seasonals. So, although it may be a bit cheeky, we have one winter ale that forms the basis of our seasonal range.
This delicious 5% beer is dark ruby in colour and has a well balanced flavour with a bittersweet chocolate edge. This comes from the careful use of Fuggles and Challenger hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (5356) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Cask at Watford jdw. Aroma is sweet raisin bread and gooey caramel. Copper colour with a thin a lasting off white head. Flavour is raisin caramel and biscuit. Nice complex malt depth. Medium body and palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (5809) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. A lighter brown coloured ale with a small head. It has an understated toffee sweet aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sotav (4) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Nice dark chocolate notes but not too overpowering - balanced nicely with the bitter hops. Lovely deep reddish-brown colour and tan head. So glad I had the chance to try it out before it fell out of season again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1631) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at Maidenhead Inn, Basingstoke. Clear dark brown-amber colour, foam off white head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt & chocolate. Sweetish earthy malty flavour with nutty, biscuit & treacle notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, boozy finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2387) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar (W’Spoons), Baker Street, London. A ruby/brown coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel. Decent English Christmas ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (3165) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Cask at the Michael Balcon JDW, deep red-brown with a lasting white ring, nutty fruity malt on the nose, lovely malty body with notes of fruit and spices, and a faint citrus tang, very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1387) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Cask @ The Railway Inn (JDW), Rushden. Mid-brown, translucent, decent head. Aroma of chocolate malt, not particularly strong. Taste sweet fading to astringent sour/bitter. Nice rounded finish. A very British Christmas beer from a brewery close to my heart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin compact off-white head, strong malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, quite a harsh malty flavour, prolonged leafy malty aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 29, 2013
Cask at The Playhouse, Colchester. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is red berry fruit and malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a hop bitter weak malt palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. A nice fruitfy malt bitter Christmas ale, but far from the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is dark malts, a little treacle, fruits and hoppiness. Decent beer.

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